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Windsor Moon: Teachers’ Pet and 1971 Gold Cup Winner

by Bob Gates What do you get when you combine seven St. Boniface school teachers, $1,500 and a desire for fun and adventure? Back in May 1970 you'd get Hoarse Stable and a four-year-old thoroughbred called Windsor Moon. Who remembers him? This dark bay gelding was the shiny apple these teachers always wanted. Not sitting…
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Duke Campbell, one of the greatest horsemen to ever walk the prairies

[caption id="attachment_7095" align="alignnone" width="780"] The 37-cent horse, Omar's Gift at Polo Park. "Duke" Campbell on the far left.[/caption] by Bob Gates Donald H. "Duke" Campbell's bio on the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame website says that his chief claim to fame was that he discovered and developed Sandy Hawley into a world class jockey.…
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Rob’s ASD Picks for August 30 & 31

Redeeming myself ; Best bet: Balooga Bull Last Saturday turned out to be a real disappointing day for me, bankroll-wise. Betting two good winners in Big Bad Barry and Rising Icon and not having anything significant come of it was not good wagering strategy on my part. Last Saturday showed me some things and this…
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Jennifer Reid lights up board; Balooga returns

By Ivan Bigg for George (on holidays)   [caption id="attachment_2795" align="alignright" width="100" caption="Jennifer Reid - A rider posessed"][/caption] The big news Wednesday night, besides the pick-4 carryover, was the resurgence of jockey Jennifer Reid. Third in the standings, she rode like a rider possessed, lighting up the board with two longshot wins and one longshot…
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